D.J. Caruso to Direct 'Dead Space' Movie in the Works

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246w ago - According to Variety, D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) will be directing an upcoming 'Dead Space' film.

Apparently this won't be his first time working on a videogame project as he is also directing the Masi Oka MMO adventure film "Defender."

To quote: At this stage Caruso and EA are listening to pitches from writers and once a script has been selected the film will be shopped around to studios to see who's interested.

It'll be interesting to see what type of script is chosen or what direction Caruso and EA want to take with the project.

The Dead Space game was a bit light on direct story elements, aside from reading files and things of that sort, so perhaps the film version would flesh things out if it would be a retelling of the game.

Or we could end up with a side story or prequel, similar to the upcoming "Dead Space: Extraction" for the Nintendo Wii.
 

EA Podcast: Why More People Played Dead Space than Bought It

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249w ago - EA's Glen Schofield, studio manager for the company's Dead Space team at Visceral Games, appeared on the second episode of EA's official podcast to talk games, mention that Dead Space had co-op during some of its development cycle and explain the company's take on Dead Space's sales.

To quote: We looked at how many we sold. We also looked at – we didn't have online which is one of the big features that you need to have to kind of keep it in the house a little bit longer these days.

But then we also did studies on sort of how many unique users there were on the PSN network and Xbox Live. And realized, you know what, there's over three million people that have played Dead Space. Maybe we've only sold 1.5 million or whatever the number is.

But there's something there because that means that, ok, there were a lot of used sales. So there's a lot of people when I go out and talk to [them]... it seems that everybody has played it or heard about it or whatever.

I think it's bang for the buck is really what we're looking at right now these days and going: 'OK, we came out at 60 bucks and so did some of these other games that had online that maybe people could play...
 

EA Announces Dead Space Extraction Exclusive for the Wii

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269w ago - EA boss John Riccitiello previously mentioned Dead Space for the Wii in a single sentence during an conference call earlier this month. Today, EA makes the game official and offers details as well.

Press Release: EA Announces Dead Space Extraction Exclusive for the Wii

All-New Hero, Story and Characters Extend the Dead Space Universe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed Dead Space™ Extraction, an all-new chapter from the studio that delivered the award-winning action-horror Dead Space game.

Built from the ground up and developed exclusively for the Wii™, Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke's mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space.

The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction...
 

Dead Space Demo Available on PSN Nov 27, XBox Live Tomorrow

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281w ago - Get some dismemberment action on before chowing down on turkey and stuffing. Below is the official press release, courtesy of EA!

Press Release: Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that a free* downloadable demo for the award-winning videogame Dead Space will be launched on November 25th. The stunning demo showcases the critically acclaimed combat and strategic dismemberment of the epic sci-fi action game.

The demo comes just in time for holiday gift buyers to get a taste of the gore and action that has made the game a critical and commercial hit. The demo will be available at the PlayStation Store in North America and Xbox LIVE Marketplace worldwide*. In Europe, the demo will be available at the PlayStation Store on November 27th.

Winner of over 27 critic awards and currently nominated for Best Action Adventure Game on Spike TV's upcoming 2008 Video Game Awards on December 14th, gamers can experience a taste of, as GamePro magazine says, "...one of the best survival horror experiences ever created." Now, before experimenting on a turkey this Thanksgiving, you can tear the Necromorphs apart limb by limb with four different futuristic mining tools, and Isaac Clarke's telekinesis and stasis abilities.

For helpful carving and combat tips from the Dead Space development team,...
 

Dead Space Release Date Bumped Up, Arrives on October 14

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293w ago - Originally scheduled to ship on October 21, EA has just announced that they're pushing up Dead Space's release date.

The sci-fi horror title will now ship October 14 on the Xbox 360 and PS3, a full week before the original date. (The PC version will still ship on the 21 - sorry PC gamers.)

This marks the second time Dead Space's release has been pushed forward, as the game was first slated to release on Halloween.

One of the most anticipated games of the year, Dead Space takes place aboard an immense mining ship, the USG Ishimura. It has come into contact with alien life in a distance star system, and when communications with earth are suddenly cut off, engineer Isaac Clarke is sent to repair them. Obviously, things don't go as planned and he finds himself thrust into the middle of a living nightmare, fighting to survive.

Press Release: Dead Space Set to Ship Early - Oct. 14, 2008

Get Your Halloween Treat Earlier This Year! Originally scheduled to ship on October 21st, the award-winning action/adventure game, Dead Space will ship for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 on October 14, 2008 giving players a full 17 days before Halloween to step out into space for the fright of their lives. The development team at EA Redwood Shores is getting into the Halloween spirit...
 







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